New publication: Lessons of October by Leon Trotsky – order your copy now!
Lessons of October by Leon Trotsky
Coventry Socialist Party are proud to announce the publication of Lessons of October by one of the leaders of the Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky.
The book, which is being produced by our new publishing house Socialist Books is vital reading for all those looking to change society. One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, it is critical we learn from our history to be able to apply the lessons to today’s struggle to get rid of capitalism. There is a new introduction included with the book written by Socialist Party Executive Committee member Judy Beishon.
The book costs just £5, and if you are in the Coventry area we can arrange to get a copy to you. If you are outside of Coventry, please order through the Socialist Books website here. To read more about Lessons of October, see the information below the form.
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About Lessons of October
The Russian revolution of 1917 removed the brutal tsarist dictatorship and saw workers and peasants take charge of their destiny. The impact was felt around the world, inspiring a wave of revolutionary movements throughout Europe and beyond.
While the new workers’ state successfully defended itself from the invading armies, bent on snuffing out workers’ rule, the western revolutionary movements tragically failed and Russia was left isolated.
In Lessons of October, Leon Trotsky – together with Lenin a leader of the revolution – sought to draw out why the Russian revolution had succeeded, while other revolutionary moments had been missed. In particular, Trotsky looks at the role of the Bolshevik party and offers an insightful and frank examination of the difficulties and successes of developing a political programme offering a way forwards in the midst of the tumultuous and fast-moving events of 1917.
Writing to aid the fight for international socialism, Lessons of October provoked a series of attacks from the developing bureaucracy around Stalin, whose past mistakes Trotsky was exploring. Lessons of October is essential reading to understand the real history of the Bolsheviks and the October revolution, as well as the first-hand experience vital for the fight for socialism today.